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Grasping the Wind: An Exploration into the Meaning of Chinese Acupuncture Point Names

ELLIS Andrew, WISEMAN Nigel & BOSS Ken [Other titles by this author]

ISBN: 9780912111193

Paradigm Publications 1989 1st Edition

AU $64.95
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Point names, the traditional Oriental means for identifying acupoints, have meanings that are, like the wind, hard to grasp. Yet enfolded in these often poetic words is a utility found nowhere else. In discussing the point names, the authors clarify the meaning, context, and significance of each acupuncture point and promote a subtle understanding of that point’s role in acupuncture practice. Each of the 363 points covered is listed according to the system currently used in China. Descriptions include the name in Chinese characters, in pinyin, and in English. The traditional location according to major Chinese texts of the classical periods, the associated point groupings, an explanation of point functions, and classical qi paradigm associations are also noted. Further detail is provided by inclusion of channel relationships, five-phase identification, and experiential information. 'Grasping the Wind provides students with a unique opportunity to study an application of Chinese medical language in a clear, appropriately documented and culturally valid context.' - American Journal of Acupuncture

230 x 155mm, introduction; single character glossary; English, Chinese and Alphanumeric Indexes; bibliography

462pp

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